This seminar is part of a series that focuses on ways to incorporate art in teaching world cultures. In the first session, participants will engage in activities, discussions, and gallery sessions that concentrate on visual art and its cultural context during the Renaissance in Italy as well as techniques of object-based teaching using the Princeton University Art Museumís collection. The class will focus in particular on the art of Siena, Florence, Rome, and Venice. For the second session, the group will travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to study their superb collection of works of Renaissance masters, including Duccio, Giotto, Botticelli, Raphael, Bellini, and Titian. Readings will be distributed in January.
Caroline Harris, Ph.D. has been the Curator of Education and Academic Programs at the Princeton University Art Museum for the past twelve years. Prior to that, she served as the Staff Lecturer in Charge of Academic Affairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the History of Art from the University of Virginia. Her dissertation topic was Le Violon de Delacroix: Musicality and Modernist Aesthetics.